Apple and Google were locked in a bidding war for AdMob. Google won. Or, did it. San Jose Business Journal says the Federal Trade Commission may block the $750-million purchase:
The FTC last month said it was seeking sworn declarations from Google’s competitors and advertisers, a sign taken to mean that it was lining up opposition to the sale. The agency is reportedly concerned that such a sale would reduce competition in the market for advertising on mobile phones… The ability to place ads on the iPhone is key to AdMob’s revenue stream.
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